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Thala Beach Resort | Port Douglas

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Thala’s Nature Reserve supports many interesting and rare habitats with a constantly changing kaleidoscope ofnatural wonders, making the experience very rewarding for naturalists and wildlife photographers. Our highlyknowledgeable Rangers and Guides are here to show you Thala’s many wildlife and nature secrets.

What's Included:

  • Deluxe bungalow accommodation for two guests (king bed or two king singles)
  • Onsite guided nature tours including:
  • wildlife and nature walks, bird watching tours, coconut odyssey and beach discovery
  • Star gazing at Thala's specially-designed outdoor observatory
  • Weekly evening presentations by local indigenous elder
  • Buggy transfers around the resort on request 

Thala is located 45 minutes drive north of the Cairns International Airport and 15 minutes drive south of Port Douglas. Sitting spectacularly atop a peninsula with breathtaking views of untouched coastline, it is the only beach nature lodge between Cairns and Port Douglas.

Beach: Beachfront
Port Douglas: 10minute drive
Cairns Airport: 45 minutes drive
Style/Rate: Beachfront Nature Lodge with individual bungalows discreetly located amongst the forest.

Key Features:

With 58 hectares of native forest on a private-access beach, Thala is surrounded by World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest


Stay 7 Nights / Pay 5 Nights Valid: 1st April 2021to 30th June 2021  & 11th January to 31st March 2022
Stay 4 Nights / Pay 3 Nights Valid: 1st April 2021 to 30th June 2021& 11th January 2022 to 31st March 2022
Stay 5 Nights / Pay 4 Nights Valid: Year Round on all room types!!

Guest Comments:

Hi Brenda,

We had an absolutely wonderful time at Port Douglas. Sorry I didn’t reply to your e-mail about booking activities but time got away on us and it was actually quite good to think about things once we were over there and we could read all the pamphlets and work out how best to do things. Having a rental car was great and almost a necessity staying at Oak Beach. We got plenty of use out of it. Thala Beach Lodge was just lovely. The setting is wonderful and the accommodation and staff were just great. The restaurant food there wasn’t really up to the standard of some of the other places we ate at in Port Douglas itself ( 2 fish and Nautilus especially ) especially as the prices were much the same. We did a fabulous sail to the Lowe Islands on Aquarius which was the most expensive option but well worth it. Real luxury and the staff did an amazing job looking after us. I didn’t want to get off the boat when we got back to Port! We also did a 4 wheel drive trip up to Bloomfield falls with Tony’s Tours which was also an excellent day out. It’s a well planned trip and you learn lots without feeling like you have been talked at all day. The 2.5% credit card surcharge on the Thala bill ( including the meals and tours we booked through them ) was a bit of a shock as we don’t have that in NZ. Everything went very smoothly and we would love to revisit sometime soon.

Thank you for your help in organizing things.

Room Rates:

Mid Season
March 31, 2021 - March 30, 2022
1+ Nights4+ Nights
Jungle Walk Bungalow $427n/a
Eucalypt Bungalow
Individually positioned and border Thala’s pathways as they gently rise up the headland through the lush Eucalypt forest…King or 2 Singles
Coral Sea Bungalow
Vistas over the top fringes of the forest canopy to a spectacular view out across the Coral Sea. King or 2 Singles
Sand Piper Suite
Separate Lounge & balcony with views that extend out across the sea to a cluster of small islands and a perfectly unbroken horizon…
Jungle Walk Bungalows - Twin/Double Nestled in the Rainforest
Eucalypt Bungalows - Twin/Double Capture the intimate feel of the unique tropical forest

Coral Sea Bungalows - Twin/Double

Have a spectacular view over the ocean yet is unobtrusively tucked away into the natural landscape
Sand Piper Suite - Twin/Double Privacy and romance perched on the headland, overlooking our two secluded beaches.

Cancellation fees unless otherwise arranged are as follows:

30 days or more before arrival - full refund less a $200 administration fee

Between 29 - 14 days before arrival - your holding deposit and 2 nights accommodation

Less than 14 days before arrival - full payment - we recommend travel insurance

Rates in Australian dollars and inc GST


Resort Facilities:
  • Private dining in Ospreys Restauran
  • Masked Plovers Bar
  • Curlews Reading Lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Valet parking
  • Guided onsite tours (wallaby walks, birdwatching, nature walks, beachcombing, coconut odyssey, stargazing)
  • ‘Rejuvenation’ spa / massage
  • Art & jewellery gallery and library
  • 2 free form outdoor rock pools
  • 24-hour concierge and Reception
  • 2kms private beaches
  • 10kms bushwalking trails
  • Guest boutique & adventure centre
  • Currency exchange
  • Meeting rooms
  • 2pm check-in / 10am check-out
Room Facilities:
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Colour Television
  • Fan In Room/Ceiling Fans
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron In Room
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe In Room
  • Stereo/CD Player In Room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

Thala Beach Nature Reserve Port Douglas
Captain Cook Highway
Oak Beach
Queensland 4877Australia